Quantcast

Lower Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease 81%

Muscle Mass: Can Preserving Muscles Help Prevent Heart Disease as You Age?

Yale School of Medicine – A study published in the January 2020 issue of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found that measures of skeletal muscle mass can provide a valuable predictor of cardiovascular disease risk among people at least 45-years-old without pre-existing heart conditions.

Specifically, preserving muscle mass may contribute to preventing cardiovascular disease.

Below, please find a Q&A regarding the study on muscle mass and cardiovascular disease risk.

Muscle Mass & Cardiovascular Disease Q&A

What’s the most important thing people should know about this study as it relates to their health? Are there any simple conclusions to draw?

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

The findings suggest that a higher skeletal muscle mass may have a protective benefit against cardiovascular disease. This means that there is likely a powerful benefit to heart health with regular resistance/strength training exercises (2x or more per week) as we enter our middle ages and older.

What is skeletal muscle mass, and what was this study seeking to determine? Has this been done before?

Skeletal muscle mass is the weight of the muscles in our body. This study out of Greece was looking to find out if a higher skeletal muscle mass was a positive factor for future cardiovascular benefits in patients currently free of cardiovascular disease.

They tested the patients and then reassessed the patients 10 years later. A study of this kind had never been done before. This is important because it eliminated the concern that cardiovascular disease had actually been the cause of a decrease in skeletal muscle mass.

What were the results?

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

The authors found that patients in the top third of muscle mass measurements at the beginning of the study had an 81% lower risk of a cardiovascular disease event over the following 10 years. This was after controlling for other factors that may be contributing to the development of cardiovascular disease … Read more. 

MORE OF TODAY’S TOP HEALTH NEWS: Pizza Toppings Made By Aliens: Whistleblower | Deadly Toll of LEGAL Pot | Why New Viruses Start in China

- Advertisement -

TRENDING

Vaccinated People Are ‘Just as Likely’ to Spread Covid: True?

The Atlantic – For many fully vaccinated Americans, the Delta surge spoiled what should’ve been a glorious summer. Those who had cast their masks aside...

Biden Admin. Awards $150K To Florida District That Resisted DeSantis

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration said on Thursday that it was reimbursing a Florida school district that lost state money for imposing a mask...

Ivermectin: What The Evidence Says

Daily Briefing, September 21, 2021 ADVISORY BOARD – Ivermectin is an anti-parasite drug discovered in 1975. It was initially introduced as a drug for livestock,...

CDC Backs COVID Booster For Millions

AP – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday endorsed booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans, opening a...

Doctors Charged In Massive Fraud Including False Covid Claims

NBC NEWS – The Department of Justice has announced criminal charges against 42 medical professionals, including 23 doctors, and nearly 100 other people for...

Middle-School Mom Rips School Board Over Anal Sex Reference

FOX NEWS – A Texas school district has removed a book from schools after an irate mother read aloud an excerpt about anal sex...

State Cops Sue Governor To Block Vaccine Mandate

FOX NEWS – The union that represents about 1,800 Massachusetts State Police troopers went before a judge Wednesday asking for a delay in the...

Vaccine Effectiveness “Appears To Wane Over Time”

(CNN) The protection provided by Covid-19 vaccines appears to wane over time, especially for people 65 and older, a US Centers for Disease Control...

Frozen Shrimp From India? Throw It Back [Check Labels Now]

FOOD SAFETY NEWS – Officials say a Salmonella Weltevreden outbreak linked to imported, cooked, frozen shrimp is over, but they are concerned some consumers...

“Biden’s Failure During A National Health Crisis” – Kaiser

KAISER HEALTH NEWS – President Joe Biden’s failure to name someone to lead the Food and Drug Administration, more than 10 months after the...
- Advertisement -